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Franklin County has now had 84 total fatalities from COVID-19 with a new death in the area reported by the Tennessee Department of Health on Wednesday.

There have been 14 reported COVID-19 deaths in Franklin County so far in February.

The county has now had 4,706 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 4,512 of those cases listed as recovered or inactive as of Wednesday, according to the data released by the TDH. As a result, there are 110 active COVID-19 cases in the county at the time of writing.

The total number of confirmed deaths from the disease in Tennessee, listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, was at 9,060 on Wednesday with another 2,206 probable deaths listed.

The Department of Health has been keeping daily statistics with 645,002 confirmed cases statewide and another 123,944 probable cases as of Wednesday.

Statewide coronavirus records are also broken down into age categories.

The age group with the highest number is the 21-30 year bracket with 139,070 confirmed coronavirus cases.

Tennesseans age 31-40 are next in line with 119,156, followed by the 41-50 age bracket with 114,617.

Next in order is the 51-60 age group with 108,064 cases, followed by the 11-20 age group with 97,293, the 61-70 age division with 78,097, ages 71-80 with 46,332 cases, infants to 10-year-olds with 41,087 and seniors older than 80 with 24,175 cases.

The Department of Health lists 1,055 pending cases not linked to age groups.

As a result of the disease’s presence in the immediate area, the Health Department is offering coronavirus tests, Public Information Officer Amanda Goodhard said.

Goodhard said that anyone with breathing conditions and other flu-like symptoms common with COVID-19 should first consult with their physician, who can probably administer a coronavirus test.

If that isn’t an option, testing can be done at the Health Department’s office at 266 Joyce Lane in Winchester, she said.

Goodhard said anyone wishing to access the Health Department should call 931-967-3826 for further information. Normal testing hours are from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays with self-testing available on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Goodhard said that strict social-distancing practices are in place at the Health Department due to the coronavirus threat.

In addition to Franklin County, there have been 6,264 coronavirus cases reported in Coffee County, 4,105 in Lincoln County, 5,756 in Bedford, 2,902 in Marion, 1,663 in Grundy and 936 in Moore.

Nationwide, 28,065,327 had contracted coronavirus with 501,181 succumbing to the disease, according to statistics the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released on Wednesday.